The new Major "Service robotics and embedded systems"

A new specialization is been proposed to fourth-year students for several years. It iss led by teacher-researchers possessing complementary competences in artificial intelligence, computer science, electronics, and networks, etc. It is centered on an innovative platform called the "Robot Forum" which is also open to companies. The equipment is oriented towards domotics, the robotics for helping people, and e-health.

The objectives

The objective is to specialize engineers in service robotics and the integration of embedded systems.

This new specialization is a combination of many domains: computer science, electronics, mathematics, physical sciences and signal and image processing. This course introduces specific modules such as introduction to the mechanics and electrics of robotics, algorithms in robotics and cognitive sciences. It is taught through project-based teaching and practical sessions using an educative and interactive platform.

Development of a new concept for companies: "Robot forum", a technical center for service robotics
The desire of CPE Lyon is to create an environment which will enable innovation in service robotics by allowing experimentation and evaluation of innovative ideas. This platform called the "Robot Forum" is both a place for study and innovation. This forum is designed to help all company and laboratory research efforts which have a technological difficulty.


The equipment

Equipment and space dedicated to this specialisation :

  • 30 m2 specifically for the "smart room",
  • A software framework to enable integration of robotic (NAO, ROS, Baxter) and domotic (lighting, controls) components and multimedia (Kinect, cameras), usage scenarios, different categories of robotic elements (Turtlebot, ARDrone) and communicating objects (biomedical sensors, Arduino, Beaglebone, Cortex M3).

In the Rhône-Alpes region, CPE Lyon is the first engineering school to offer this specialization and hopes to be a benchmark in this domain. This project, financially supported by the Rhône-Alpes, has been developped in partnership with the academic laboratories and companies in this sector.